The Federal Voting Assistance Program website is a one-stop-shop for learning how to register to vote, updating your contact information, or finding the voting laws specific to your state of residence.
2018 primary voting is in full swing. The Consular section maintains Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) absentee ballots in the consular waiting hall for U.S. citizens outside the mission. Although an FVAP absentee ballot is always available as a back-up voting method, we recommend writing to your local election board to obtain the specific ballot for the election at hand and mailing this through the FPO at Camp (no postage required, and you will receive a USPS tracking number). The rules for absentee voting vary by district and by election, so please check your local election board’s website for rules and cutoff dates.
We encourage all active and reserve-duty enlisted and officers temporarily stationed in Djibouti, as well civilians attached to Camp Lemonnier, to mail their absentee ballots at Camp Lemonnier’s U.S. Post Office. This is the quickest way to send a ballot to the United States. If you cannot access Camp or do not know someone who can mail the absentee ballot on your behalf at the U.S. Post Office there, you may also deposit your sealed and sufficient U.S. postage-paid ballot in the locked dropbox located in the consular entrance of the U.S. Embassy Djibouti from 08:00 to 16:30, Sunday through Thursday. The U.S. Embassy Djibouti will then send your ballot by FedEx to the U.S. Postal Service in Washington for onward mailing to your state or county board of election.
If you have not received an absentee ballot from your state or county board of election by Saturday, October 22, then it is advisable to complete the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB), which can be downloaded here. Complete and print this ballot, placing it in a sealed enveloped with the words, “SECURITY ENVELOPE,” on the outside. Finally, place the envelope in a larger envelope with the address of the state or county board of election and sufficient U.S. postage. Mail your FWAB at the U.S. Post Office at Camp Lemonnier or deposit the envelope in the Consular dropbox from 08:00 to 16:30, Sunday through Thursday.
Email: VoteDjibouti@state.gov with questions.